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Brief Encounter

Director: David Lean

Genre: Romance

Year: 1945

Running time: 87 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: ITV, MGM

Format: DCP

Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard

Language options: Dialogue - EN

Laura Jesson accidentally meets Alex Harvey at a railway station on her way home from a neighbouring town. Both married with children, the pair begin to question their previously happy home lives when their chance encounter turns into a regular acquaintance and their initial friendship becomes a burgeoning attraction.

Forced to hide their developing relationship from family and friends, the couple are almost discovered after being interrupted during a would-be tryst. Realising the impossibility of their situation, Laura and Alex must consider parting forever.





United Kingdom


BFI Southbank

14 August - 28 August

United States of America


Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt, MD

6 August


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